This spaghetti and pork mince balls is creamy, saucy and so much more than just dinner! The pork mince meatballs and spices together with these two sauces makes this a plate of pure love my friends. ❤ Its incredible and if you don’t believe me, try it out for yourself.
SAUCY MINCE BALLS
So the thing is that we really love sauce in this house especially red sauce or tomato sauce if you prefer so making these is second nature and we always thoroughly enjoy them. Having a sauce is a great base for any and most dinners. This recipe is easy to make and if you want to make it in the week and don’t have enough time try preparing the meatballs the day or morning before and leave them in the fridge either overnight or for a couple of hours. Just until you are ready to use them but I wouldn’t leave them for anything longer than once overnight or a couple of hours.
PASTA AND MINCE BALLS
You can use any pasta, yes! There are many pasta varieties so take your pick or you can eat them on their own and forget about the pasta. As a matter of fact these saucy mince balls are so good it’s okay if you don’t get to cooking the pasta 🙂 We’re allowed to cheat. Thing is, this sauce is like a creamy soup its so amazing just a soup with mince balls in! I honestly never make sauce without pasta because my family is very divided on that topic. Some cant imagine it without pasta and then others eat the sauce and mince balls on their own.
OPTIONAL SERVINGS WITH THIS MEAT SAUCE?
CREAMY TOMATO SAUCE
I am all about slow cooking those tomatoes so that you can get a rich and thick sauce. With this sauce however (and the reason I love it) is that there is all these outside flavors that there is no need to cook the sauce for hours. Unless you are making a bolognese as I did when I made the best minced meat in red wine and tomato sauce recipe then yes by all means slow and long hours. The minute you add the meat balls into the sauce you end up with juicy and flavorful meatballs in a rich and creamy sauce!
Of course you can use beef or chicken mince it doesn’t have to be pork because the only difference will be in the flavor. You are going to either get a beef, chicken or pork flavor and all are equally delicious.
Meatballs are always quick and easy and once you have combined all ingredients all that’s left is placing them in a hot skillet to fry till golden brown. I believe that meatballs are all about the seasoning so I am not bound to parsley, neither should you be. I love adding oregano, nutmeg, thyme and fennel spice! What better spice for pork than fennel? A match made in heaven ! Those are the spices that have everyone asking so…… “what did you put in here”.
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If you try this Saucy Pork Mince Balls in Pasta please leave a comment below letting me know how it goes! Also, if you take any pictures of your creation and share it on Instagram, please make sure to tag me @anosmickitchen and use the hashtag #anosmickitchen so that I don’t miss your post! Enjoy these saucy mince balls.
Pork Mince Balls
- 500 grams pork mince
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 tbsp parsley
- 1 tsp salt
- cracked pepper
- 1 tsp dried chili flakes
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp fennel spice
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 cup butter
- tbsps olive oil
- 1 can chopped tomatoes
- 1 cup beef stock
- 1 1/2 cups cream
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbps sriracha sauce
- 1 tbsp mustard
- 2 to 3 tbsps maizena
- fresh thyme
Pork Mince Balls Method
In a bowl combine all the ingredients under the Pork Mince Balls Ingredient Group. ie. pork mince, egg, bread crumbs, onion, parsley, salt, pepper, chili, fennel and nutmeg.
Roll or pat into about a dozen or so balls. Heat Frying Ingredients (oil and butter) in a skillet. Add the meatballs and fry till brown all round, keep turning them to brown all over. Set aside.
Same skillet add the 'Sauce' ingredients one at a time starting with the tomato which you cook for 2 to 3 minutes on low heat then add the stock, let it simmer in the tomatoes for about 5 minutes or so.
Add the sriracha & soy sauce and the mustard.
Add the maizena a tablespoon at at time depending on how thick you want your sauce.
Add the cream and return the meatballs to the pan and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.
Cook the spaghetti according to the packet instructions. Approximately 8 to 10 minutes. Save a cup of the cooking water and set aside. Drain the pasta and add it to the meatballs & sauce.
If the sauce is a bit dry add a tablespoon or so of the saved pasta water and a drop of cream/milk to get that nice saucy sauce. Enjoy!
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